Rugby

1:26 PM GMT England have made two changes for Saturday’s pivotal Six Nations clash against Wales in Cardiff with Jack Nowell and Ben Moon coming into the starting XV. Nowell replaces the injured Chris Ashton on the wing while Moon steps in for the sidelined Mako Vunipola at loose-head prop. Wales have also made two
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10:00 PM GMT The ongoing uncertainty over Manu Tuilagi’s future will not distract England from Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Wales, but it has not saved him from jokes being made at his expense. Tuilagi is understood to be weighing up a switch to Racing 92 ahead of next season. Leicester Tigers are keen to
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11:02 AM GMT Pete Horne will replace the injured Finn Rusell at fly-half for Scotland’s Six Nations match with France in Paris. Horne is one of four players called in to a starting XV hampered by injuries, with Russell the latest confirmed absentee after he suffered concussion playing for club side Racing 92. Blair Kinghorn,
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7:42 AM GMT Sam Bruce Close ESPN Associate Editor Sam was brought up on long drives and the dusty fields of north-west New South Wales, where he developed his love of rugby from an early age. He joined ESPNscrum after a five-year stint heading up Fox Sports Australia’s digital rugby coverage. Andy Withers Close ESPN
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12:02 AM GMT Cheetahs centre Nico Lee will sit out 13-weeks of Pro 14 action after he was suspended for clearing “the contents of his nose” on Connacht’s Colby Fainga’a during their clash last weekend. Lee was cited following the incident in Galway under Law 9.27 – a player must not do anything that is
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2:53 PM GMT Both England and Wales have turned to unlikely sources for inspiration ahead of their crucial Six Nations clash at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. Former England football captain John Terry was brought into his country’s training camp to give a talk on leadership in a bid to motivate Eddie Jones’s 25-man squad. Meanwhile Wales
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10:05 PM GMT England lock Maro Itoje has been left out of the squad for Saturday’s crunch Six Nations match away to Wales after failing to recover in time from a knee injury. Itoje sustained medial ligament damage during England’s thumping 32-20 win over holders Ireland in their opening game although there was hope he
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4:07 PM GMT Bill Sweeney has been appointed the new chief executive officer of the England Rugby Football Union (RFU), the governing body confirmed on Tuesday. Sweeney, who has been the head of the British Olympic Association (BOA) since 2013, will replace Steve Brown, who resigned from his position last November. During his tenure at
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7:36 AM GMT The Brumbies will take a cautious approach with star Wallabies forward David Pocock as he recovers from a second concussion in three months. The John Eales medallist lasted just five minutes in the Brumbies’ season-opening Super Rugby loss to Melbourne Rebels on Friday night after suffering a head knock. He is almost
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9:29 PM GMT Wales flyhalf Dan Biggar and fullback Leigh Halfpenny have returned to training in a boost to the country’s preparations ahead of the Six Nations meeting with England Saturday. Biggar, 29, went off with his knee heavily strapped 20 minutes into Northampton’s Premiership victory over Sale at the weekend but the Welsh Rugby
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2:27 PM GMT Finn Russell is a doubt for Scotland’s Six Nations clash with France on Saturday after he suffered a head injury playing for club side Racing 92. The fly-half failed an initial Head Injury Assessment (HIA) after being replaced in the Top 14 match against Toulouse this past weekend, but has nonetheless joined
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5:13 AM GMT Liam Squire is the latest All Blacks player to confirm he is leaving New Zealand after this year’s Rugby World Cup, with the loose forward confirming he has agreed to join Japanese club NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes. The 27-year-old, who has signed a two-year contract, had been expected to sign with a
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5:08 PM GMT England will be without Chris Ashton for their Six Nations clash against Wales on Saturday due to a minor calf injury, the Rugby Football Union said on Sunday. The winger, who has scored 20 tries in 44 international games, started England’s win over France last week and made an appearance from the
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5:57 AM GMT Israel Folau has declared he’s more than happy to move from his preferred position of fullback, if it means the Waratahs can squeeze all of their attacking weapons into their starting backline. Recruit Karmichael Hunt’s impressive stint at inside centre in the Tahs’ opening round Super Rugby loss to the Hurricanes on
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12:52 PM GMT It may have been a new venue – if we ignore last year’s one-off match – but it was the same-old, mixed-bag NSW Waratahs that turned up to Brookvale Oval for their opening match of the 2019 season; conceding a 75th minute try to lose 19-20 to the Hurricanes. In front of
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9:21 AM GMT CAPE TOWN – South Africa international front rower Steven Kitshoff will miss at least the first month of Super Rugby after suffering a hamstring injury in preparation for this year’s competition. The injury, suffered in a warm-up game last week, has proven more severe than first anticipated, said Stormers coach Robbie Fleck
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